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I'm installing Oracle 7.3.4 onto Solaris 2.7.

I've created an opt/bin directory but cannot seem to find out the correct way to include that directory in the users' path.  

I've done the setenv $PATH "usr/bin:..." but that is not working for some reason.  I've found in CDE menus how I can view all of the environment variables including the path but it doesn't allow me edit it, only view it.

Yes, I'm logged on as root.

Any ideas?
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by:bhagawatula
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Which shell? try giving
 setenv PATH "..." or, edit the users .cshrc (assuming u are using csh) (or whatever shell's init file) and add the path to the path variable. then resource the file "source .cshrc"
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by:Red325M41
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I am using the csh but have not tried editing the .cshrc.  It'll be tomorrow before I can get back out to that site.

What do you mean my resourcing the "source .cshrc"?
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In installing the Oracle Database, first you have to create a separate user for that (like user oracle) using the "admintool" utility.  After you have created a user, you can then create a .profile wherein you can define all your environment variables like your PATH, SID, ORACLE_HOME, etc.
I hope this would help you to start your Oracle Installation.

Example .profile entry:
PATH=/usr/bin:/usr/ucb:/etc:.
export PATH
ORACLE_BASE=/home2/oracle;export ORACLE_BASE
ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/oracle7.3.4;export ORACLE_HOME
PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/bin;export PATH

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by:geotiger
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First, in your .dtprofile, uncomment or set

DTSOURCEPROFILE=true

secondly, find out which shell that you are using by

echo $0

If it is csh, you need to edit .cshrc, for other shells, you need to edit .profile to set your Oracle environment.

For ksh, use Encilar's example. For csh,

setenv ORACLE_HOME /your/oracle/home
setenv ORACLE_SID your_sid
setenv PATH $PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/bin

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